Program on Modern Masters exhibit
Nasher Museum curatorial staff will discuss their current exhibition, “Collecting Matisse and Modern Masters: The Cone Sisters of Baltimore” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, in Room 202 at Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh.
Etta and Claribel Cone were wealthy sisters of the gilded age who devoted their lives to collecting the art of Matisse, Picasso and other contemporary artists. Using family money made from textile mills in North Carolina, the sisters traveled to Europe every year to collect art. Now their collection is owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art, but a part of the collection is on display at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University until Feb. 10. For more information, call 919-856-6701.
‘The Kwanzaa Play’ at St. Augustine’s
St. Augustine’s University Youth Theatre Academy presents “The Kwanzaa Play” at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Seby Jones Auditorium, 1315 Oakwood Ave., Raleigh. Admission is free. For more information, call 919-516-4156.
Boylan Heights ArtWalk
The 20th annual Boylan Heights ArtWalk is scheduled from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the Boylan Heights neighborhood of Raleigh. The event features more than 100 artists selling pottery, jewelry, prints, oils, watercolors, pastels, photography, home accessories and more. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.boylanheights.org or contact Lyman Collins at 919-337-3633 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roundabout benefit for Urban Ministries
Art for the Hearth, a benefit for Urban Ministries, will run from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at Roundabout Art Collective, 305 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. Those who bring five or more nonperishable food items will receive a 10 percent discount on art in the gallery. For more information, visit www.roundaboutartcollective.com.
Sola music festival, food drive
Sola Coffee Cafe will hold a music festival from 3 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Donations for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern N.C. are encouraged. Among the performers will be Jamie Purnell, the Jo Gore Duo and James Olin Oden. The cafe is located at 7705 Lead Mine Road Raleigh. For more information, go to www.solacoffee.com or call 919-803-8983.
PineCone Christmas concert, food drive
PineCone, in partnership with the N.C. Museum of History, presents The Happy Valley Pals Breaking Up Christmas concert at 3 pm. Sunday, Dec. 9. Bring food donations to Daniels Auditorium at the museum, 5 Edenton St., Raleigh, for the free holiday concert. For more information, go to www.pinecone.org.
‘Mid-Century American’ at Adam Cave Fine Art
Adam Cave Art is featuring a rare group of original prints from the 1930s through ’50s.
The roughly 25 works, all from private collections, track the progression in American art from the social realism of the WPA years to the full-fledged development of abstract expressionism. Some of the most famous works in this show are by artists that flowed freely from painting to printmaking. “Down the River” by Thomas Hart Benton and “Which Way” by Martin Lewis exhibit the dramatic storytelling that characterized art from the ’30s. From the ’50s comes the pure abstraction of Californian Leonard Edmondson and longtime Brown University professor Walter Feldman.
The exhibit at the gallery at 115 ½ Hargett St., Raleigh, continues through Dec. 31. For more information, go to www.adamcavefineart.com.